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Ow is not a sufficient word

The port was installed on Thursday 1/25.

I was sent home with a tegaderm film covering the incisions and more. Think it was 6” squared. I didn’t realize a rash was developing. I knew it itched but didn’t dawn on me until Sunday morning. The itching was insane. I took the film off to see a nasty raised itchy painful rash in several areas. Red and itchy everywhere else the film had touched my skin. I couldn’t have anything touch the angry skin.

We couldn’t find the calamine lotion so we headed to Publix. I asked the pharmacist what I could use so close to the incisions. She recommended to switch back and forth between Benadryl cream and cortisone cream.

I woke up this morning with no rash and minimal itching. Unfortunately now that my mind/body is relieved from the maniacal itching the pain has set in Then I accidentally picked up something with my left hand which inflamed the surgical sight.

Finally the pain was subsiding when our 16lb cat Logan (not fat, big cat) jumped up in my lap. I was distracted talking with my husband who had recently arrived home when Logan was attempting to get on the back of the chair and pushed directly on the port. I screamed, Logan jumped and I tried not the upchuck.

That was 2 hours ago. The area is back to just hurting. I will have to be more aware of my big boy.

#BreastCancer #Cancer #Pets

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The power of fur #Depression #Pets #FamilyAndFriends #Relationships #PTSD #MightyPets #MentalHealth

I am constantly surprised how fun, engaging and calming interacting with animals can be. My Granddaughters have a new pet rabbit called, “Benjamin Alexander.

Patting him is so relaxing and he laps it up. I don’t have a dog but I am friendly with many dogs in our neighbourhood.

What is your favourite animal engagement?

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New Years Eve

I'd rather be home with my pets than out partying. Not that I've been invited anywhere anyway. But that's ok. #NewYearsEve #Pets

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Happy 4th, Mighties! What are your tips & tricks to protect or comfort our doggos & pets from fireworks commotion?

Last night they were the loudest ever!

Be safe, be cool. #Pets #Supportanimals #FourthOfJuly #MultipleSclerosis #ChronicIllness #Depression #newlydiagnosed #MightyTogether #Caregiving

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Random cute picture of a puppy yorkie 🐶 smiling

:D do any of you have pets you love? Or anything that cheers you up. Here’s a picture that made me smile of my pup Ella a toy yorkie 🧸 looks like she’s smiling hehe.

#Grattitude #MentalHealth #Pets #Selflove #smile #Depression #Anxiety #Grief #growinf #challenges #strivinf #Trying

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Tail Tuesday

The Duke just loves visiting this nearby church which still has some original artwork dating back to the 1200s. According to him, someone very kindly built this special pugpy sized maze just for him, which he takes great joy in scamping through and living his best life. So much so that he decided it was worth running around it twice last Saturday 🥰

He also very kindly got himself stuck in the brook that runs beyond the church. To his credit though he didn’t panic, choosing instead to strut back into the water like “there’s no point both of us getting flustered Jeeves, so I’ll just cool my paws here and wait for you to come rescue me!”
That’s McScampLife for you 🙈

#MightyPets #Dogs #DistractMe #TailTuesday #Pets

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Why owning a pet is great for people with BPD

I recently looked into this because, I, myself, own four pets. I feel this pure happiness and comfortibility when I’m around them/any animal. I wanted to see what people were saying about those with BPD owning pets.

Curtis University published an article that found that people living with borderline may enjoy a better quality of life with a pet (Sydoruk, 2018). “Pet ownership is commonly associated with many psychological benefits, including companionship, social support, improved self-esteem and attachment development.”

“We found that pet ownership can provide meaning and purpose, influence positive emotional attachments, influence positive social connections, promote participation and engagement in meaningful activities, and have therapeutic value for people with borderline personality disorder.”

Do your pets help you? If you don’t have one, maybe look into adopting!

Pets offer therapeutic aid for people with borderline person... #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BipolarDisorder #TherapyAnimal #Pets

Pets offer therapeutic aid for people with borderline personality disorder | News at Curtin

People living with borderline personality disorder may enjoy a better quality of life by owning a pet, new research led by Curtin University has found.
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